Jan. 14th, 2017

lydamorehouse: (Renji 3/4ths profile)
I happened to see that the Women's March (MN) had a sign-making event today from 2 pm - 4 pm at the Black Dog in Saint Paul.  I know the Black Dog really well, since it's the place that my Women of Wednesday used to meet on a regular basis.  We stopped going there when they remodeled and  switched their format to be more of a bistro.  

At any rate, I thought it would be a nice reason to get out of the house.  As I said in my previous post, we've been cooped up thanks to the stomach flu plague, so I haven't really socialized with anyone for about a WEEK.

I got there about ten minutes to 2 pm and was able to find parking on the street.  I'd considered going via light rail, but decided to drive since I had a few groceries I needed to pick up on the way home.  

I could tell by the poster board and boxes of supplies in their arms that a lot of the women I saw as I walked toward the Black Dog were headed to the same event.  I had checked in on the Facebook page and the organizers said there would be plenty of supplies, so I didn't bring any of my own.  There were TONS, because not only did the organizers buy a lot, but also other people had also brought enough to share.  I grabbed a latte, some markers, and poster board, and passed a pleasant couple of hours in the company of other mostly middle-aged, mostly-white women (and their children) gluing, glittering, and drawing.

Was it political activism or was it a "CRAFTER-noon"?

I'm going with: Yes.

I kind of don't see why it can't be both.  We're going to need every body in this fight.--and some of us like glitter  Plus, I keep thinking of my friend who, very recently, considered suicide in the face of losing Obamacare.  They are an artist, and they might have felt very comforted in such a positive, friendly, decidedly female space.  It would have been a chance for them to DO SOMETHING other than despair. It was easy, the room was filled with sunshine and glitter dust, and it was SAFE.

Did I change the world today? No, but I did more than NOTHING and I met people who were like-minded, who want a better world than what we have, and with whom I could spend a couple of pleasant hours, chatting and squeaking away with our fat, Crayola markers on poster board.

Next up?  Stand up, Fight back!
lydamorehouse: (ichigo being adorbs)
 
A nice picture of my sign showed up on the Minnesota Women's March page.  I thought I'd share it here.

June 2017

S M T W T F S
     1 23
4 56 789 10
11 1213 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 2324
252627282930 

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jun. 28th, 2017 12:26 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios